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Speedup rules will get a tryout

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Teams will be limited to three trips to the mound by managers, coaches and catchers during a game, except for pitching changes, under experimental speedup rules to be used during the Arizona Fall...
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James Shields, Jon Lester are in the spotlight

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.
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Ron Gardenhire gets fired by Twins

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, saying it was time for a new voice after his 13-season tenure concluded with at least 92 losses in each of the last four years.
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No decision coming this week on Brewers manager

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Brewers GM Doug Melvin said Monday he will go to Los Angeles next week to meet with owner Mark Atttanasio to discuss plans for the future, including the status of manager Ron Roenicke. “We don’t...
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Brewers must decide what to do about collapse

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Why did the Brewers go from a first-place team on Aug. 25 to completely out of the playoffs before the season ended? That’s what the team’s decision-makers are trying to figure out.
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Sunday game report: Brewers vs. Cubs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo figures to be a thorn in the side of Brewers pitchers for years to come. He finished 2014 by going 3 for 4 with a home run, two runs batted in and two runs scored...
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Mike Fiers gets no offense again as Brewers lose finale

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal While the Brewers’ right-hander wasn’t good enough to overcome one final punchless performance by the offense in a season-ending loss, he is one of at least a few positives the franchise can latch...
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Todd Rosiak Brewers chat

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Beat writer Todd Rosiak wraps up the Brewers season during a chat Wednesday afternoon.
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Full count: Born to be free

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Brewers will have five players who can become free agents after the season — relievers Zach Duke and Tom Gorzelanny, first baseman Lyle Overbay, infielder Mark Reynolds and closer Francisco...
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Saturday game report: Brewers vs. Cubs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Brewers starter Wily Peralta finished his season with a flourish and catcher Jonathan Lucroy set a major-league record for doubles for a catcher in Milwaukee’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.
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Doug Melvin to look at offensive troubles

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Weeks and months of analysis lay ahead for a Brewers brain trust tasked with finding the reasons for their collapse. At first glance, general manager Doug Melvin believes much of the blame lies...
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Ryan Braun looks ahead to thumb repair, 2015

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Ryan Braun is going to get his thumb fixed and he’s hoping for better results in 2015 after being rendered mostly ineffective in the second half of the 2014 season by an ongoing nerve issue with...
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Doug Melvin will return as Brewers GM

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio announced Saturday that general manager Doug Melvin will be back in 2015. As for the team’s uniformed personnel — manager Ron Roenicke, the coaches and...
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Friday game report: Brewers vs. Cubs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Cubs’ first two hitters, Chris Coghlan and Javier Baez, combined for five hits, three runs batted in and five runs scored to power the Chicago offense.
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Brewers focus on Matt Garza's future

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Keeping Matt Garza healthy and productive for an entire season will be high on the Brewers’ agenda heading into next season.
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Jimmy Nelson's season ends on sour note for Brewers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The rookie right-hander, making a spot start in place of Matt Garza (shoulder), was tagged for six hits and five earned runs in the loss to the Cubs.
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Full count: Seeing doubles

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Jonathan Lucroy entered Friday with 52 doubles, tops in the major leagues. He's seeking to become the first primary catcher in modern history (since 1900) to lead his league. Atlanta's Freddie...
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Brewers to retire uniform No. 1 in honor of Bud Selig

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal As part of a club initiative to honor the baseball commissioner, who is leaving office after 22 years, the Brewers announced they are retiring uniform No. 1 in his honor.
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Jason Rogers gets try at first base

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Jason Rogers got a start Thursday at first base for the Brewers because, why not? As the 2014 season draws to a close, the Brewers find themselves in the same position they were in at the end of...
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Blog Articles

NL Wild Card Game Open Thread

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Watching the NL Wild Card Game tonight? Come discuss it with us here. After last night's extra-inning elimination game, the NL Wild Card will have a tough time duplicating that. In Pittsburgh,...
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The Brewers first base platoon: Never mention this again

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Derek Harvey) — Yesterday I looked back fondly at the Brewers second base platoon. Today I...look back at the first base platoon. Last year the Brewers suffered every team's nightmare. They lost their Plan A,...
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Brewers thank fans in advertisement in Journal Sentinel

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — Thanks for the thanks, Brewers! The Brewers took out a full page ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today to thank you, the fans, for your support in what turned out to be a bitch of a season. ...
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What we learned: October 1, 2014

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Today's lessons include the second base platoon, more on Ron Roenicke's future, and the start of the MLB Postseason. The Brewers second base platoon was one of the better second base situations...
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AL Wild Card Game Open Thread

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Come discuss the AL Wild Card Game between the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals here. While the Brewers are not in the postseason, many of us will still be watching the postseason...
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Appreciating the Brewers second base platoon

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Derek Harvey) — The season is over and now is a time for reflection. At least as far as the second base platoon is concerned, I will always look back fondly. There was a lot of talk in the off-season, and even...
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What we learned: September 30, 2014

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Today's lessons include the positives of the 2014 season, increased attendance, and thumb surgery. There were many positive things to come out of the 2014 season. As tough as it will be to...
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Brewers have largest attendance increase in National League from 2013 to 2014

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — Though the team finished with one of the worst collapses in franchise history, fans should be commended for showing up in droves throughout the season. For most of the season, the Milwaukee...
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The Brewers 2014 season: Disappointing, but not a total loss

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Derek Harvey) — A lot of things happened in 2014 and we can't ignore the good things, even if the major league team failed to reach their goal. I'm not going to tell you you're wrong for feeling angry or...
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Ryan Braun thumb injury: Brewers outfielder having surgery on Thursday

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — Ryan Braun struggled through a 2014 season after hoping rest would help an injured nerve in his thumb. Now, he will finally have surgery in hopes he can become the player he once was again. At...
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What we learned: September 29, 2014

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Today's lessons include a disappointing end to the season, the beginning of offseason reviews, and the departure of the longest tenured Brewer. This Weekend's Results Cubs 6, Brewers 4 ...
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The future is uncertain for Francisco Rodriguez

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Francisco Rodriguez has seen a lot in his 13-year career in the major leagues. But even he is blown away by how 2014 turned out for him. The Milwaukee Brewers’ collapse aside, the...
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Rickie Weeks didn't want farewell appearance

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Rickie Weeks didn't make a farewell appearance for the Brewers on Sunday because he told manager Ron Roenicke it wasn't important to him.
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Brewers 2, Cubs 5: Hello offseason my old friend

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — The Brewers ended their season with a winter as we now face the long offseason. Win: Mike Fiers (6-5) Loss: Justin Turner (6-11) Save: Hector Rondon (29) HR: Anthony Rizzo (32) Boxscore The...
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Game blog: Brewers vs. Cubs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Brewers and Cubs wrap up their 2014 seasons today with a 1:10 p.m. game at Miller Park.
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Ron Roenicke assesses his job, what went wrong with Brewers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Brewers manager and the coaches had yet to be evaluated in terms of whether they would return. 'It’s always uncomfortable when you’re not sure what’s going to happen,' Roenicke said.
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Brewers close out season against Cubs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Having locked up their fifth winning season in the last eight last night, the Milwaukee Brewers close out the year this afternoon against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park.
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Brewers 2, Cubs 1: A winning record

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — With a win over the Cubs, the Brewers have ensured a winning season. Win: Wily Peralta (17-11) Loss: Tsuyoshi Wada (4-4) Save: Francisco Rodriguez (44) HR: Carlos Gomez (23) Boxscore The...
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Jonathan Lucroy sets doubles record for a catcher

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal As Jonathan Lucroy noted late Saturday night, you can't try to hit doubles.
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